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Loughner to face federal trial prior to state charges

Alleged mass shooter Jared Lee Loughner will face trial on federal charges before any state charges are filed, authorities said Friday.... Read more»

Shootings spark debate over Arizona gun laws

The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and more than a dozen of her constituents in Tucson this weekend has sparked criticism of Arizona's lax gun control laws and renewed calls from some to tighten those restrictions. Here's our attempt to briefly break down a few of the issues at play:... Read more»

Nogales teen dies in confrontation with Border Patrol, reports say

The U.S. Border Patrol was involved in a shooting incident overnight in Nogales, the agency says. A 17-year-old male died during the incident, a report by the Nogales International quotes an unidentified Mexican police source.... Read more»

Border Patrol agent dies in Rio Rico gunbattle

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot to death north of Nogales late Tuesday, a spokesman said. Four suspected bandits were arrested, and a manhunt was underway for a fifth Wednesday in the hills north of the border.... Read more»

Will arrest of cartel kingpin stem violence in Juárez?

While the Mexican government congratulates itself for the arrest of an reputed mastermind behind the high-profile slaying of two employees of the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez, U.S. officials are saying little.... Read more»

Nogales back to normal even though mayor faces charges

Even though their mayor has been charged with money laundering and bribery, people on the street in front of City Hall in Nogales, Ariz., simply shrug their shoulders and sigh. "Everybody steals from the city."... Read more»1

Border Roundup: First court hearing on SB 1070; migrant deaths rise

The first court hearing on SB 1070 was held Thursday. The arguments presented will be supplemented by those to be heard on July 22. As the lawsuits begin, the effects of the new law are felt on the ground in Arizona. ... Read more»2

The questionable cost of America's spy games

There's nothing like a spy story to get the journalistic juices flowing. They have all the elements. High stakes. Betrayal. And, if you're lucky, sexual intrigue. Over the past several weeks, readers have been treated to two very different spy stories. In both cases, some basic questions have gone unanswered.... Read more»

Russian spy ring more comic book than John le Carre

From afar, it looks like the spy scandal of the decade — 11 alleged Russian agents busted by the FBI on suspicion of infiltrating American society to feed policy secrets back to their spymasters in Moscow. Yet a closer look at the FBI’s investigation shows a sloppy operation that appears to have gathered little solid information.... Read more»

Truth, and rhetoric, on border crime

"Perception often trumps reality" says an analysis of the issue of illegal immigrants and crime in the New York Times.... Read more»

Times Square bombing investigation focuses on Pakistani army major

U.S. and Pakistani investigators are pursuing a new lead in the failed Times Square bombing: That a major in Pakistan’s army knew of Faisal Shahzad’s plans to attack U.S. targets months before Shahzad tried to ignite a car bomb in the heart of New York City.... Read more»

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‘ACORN Pimp’ arrested trying to tap Senator's office phone

'ACORN pimp' James O'Keefe is among those arrested for allegedly plotting to wiretap the office phone of Louisiana senator Mary Landrieu.... Read more»2

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